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I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) Paperback – August 15, 2011
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Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting "No" for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book.
I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! is another title in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books from the Boys Town Press to teach children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful.
Winner of the 2011 MOM's Choice Awards Honoring Excelence.
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He gets a star on the board at school for accepting "No" both at home and at school. Additionally, his name is entered in a drawing for a prize, which he won. The prize he won happened to be the same thing he was told no to at the beginning of the story. This is not the lesson I want to teach my child.
I want my child to understand that there are important reasons people say no and to learn to handle the frustration and disappointment. I thought the book "Accepting No" by Joy Berry accomplished that goal much more effectively.
Secondly, it is very lecturing and negative. And the actual lessons aren't very rich. It's just a bunch of "nooooo RJ, nooooo RJ, nooooooooooo RJ." The "lesson" beyond noooo RJ is overly complex. Like saying "I'm going to agree to disagree that we are always going to agree. Got it?'
Most importantly, if your child is too young this will just FURTHER TEACH THEM WAYS TO SAY NO and nag you. Trust me. And if they're too old, they'll get annoyed quickly by the nagging tone of the book and want it to hit the shelf.
If your kid doesn't need the lesson, this isn't a good one for evening reading (it's stressful). And if your kid DOES need the lesson, find a better book or create little scenarios in your own book that better teach it.
This goes to the recycle bin.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really helpful for child who gets easily frustrated when told no. Our kids "read" this book to one another, as best kids who can't read actually "read". Read morePublished 15 days ago by 3timesMom
I am a child therapist and have read this book hundreds of times to my clients. It is developmentally appropriate for every child to go through the phase (however long or short) of... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Katrina Spohn
The book had some great ideas for helping children to understand that the answer cannot always be Yes, and how to accept that. I enjoyed reading to my son!Published 1 month ago by Vt Momma 2010
I'm a therapist for children, as well as a (foster)Mom and this is a great book. It breaks down the feelings that surround the word 'NO' and frames responding to 'NO' in a way that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lolita Boston
This is a great book to teach little ones the importance of accepting of accepting. The children I work with easily relate to the character and are able to identify how they too... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Winnie#2016
Another great conversation starter about how sometimes the answer is no and that’s okay.Published 3 months ago by Dwiesner